It’s no secret that I love fast food; french fries, cheeseburgers, and of course: nuggets. I’ve always believed that there’s never a bad time for a quick drive-thru run (we don’t have Postmates or UberEats where I live)... and then I had an idea: fast food breakfast that isn’t “fast food breakfast” but is actually breakfast food (not fast) themed like fast food. Still with me?
I’ll list the ingredients at the bottom of this post. Making the meal wasn’t complicated since it’s all normal breakfast stuff: pancakes, french toast, and bacon. All I had to do was get creative with food coloring and get a McDonald’s french fry box- which of course means I had to order a large because #WriteOff.
... and then I had an idea: fast food breakfast that isn’t “fast food breakfast” but is actually breakfast food (not fast) themed like fast food.
The buns are thick pancakes and the “tomato” is a small red pancake. The “lettuce” is actually shredded coconut dyed green- I’m actually super happy with how that turned out. It was hard for you guys to see it on the show because the coconut was getting chroma keyed out for the green screen windows… mistakes were made! Chocolate cookies were used for the “burger patty”, and the ketchup and mustard were simply dyed icing- look, I didn’t claim this was healthy! Also: bacon. Because bacon.
The French Toast Fries were fun! I tried two different methods. The first was slicing the bread into strips, dipping them in the batter and then frying them. The second was doing french toast the normal way and then slicing them afterward. I’m honestly not sure which I preferred, though the photos use the latter method.
The best part of this whole meal is that when you take a bite out of the “burger”, no matter how hard you try, you expect a savory experience and it’s just not. It’s not too sweet either, I was expecting something that looked great but tasted blah… not the case at all!
PRO TIP: Instead of using “ketchup” for the french toast fries, use syrup or maple syrup as “Sweet and Sour” sauce!
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- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Pancake Mix
- Red Food Dye
- Chocolate Cookies (patties)
- Sesame Seeds (garnish)
- Icing and Food Coloring
- Shredded Coconut
French Toast Fries:
- 2 Thick Slices of Bread
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla